How Much is the Visit to the Statue of Liberty

Preparing your visit to the most famous Statue in the world? Take note of the budget you'll need depending on the tour or type of ticket you choose - there are options for all budgets!

Isabel Catalán

Isabel Catalán

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How Much is the Visit to the Statue of Liberty

Panoramic view of the Statue with Manhattan in the background | ©Pierre Blache

Have you always dreamed of seeing the Statue of Liberty someday? If you are planning a trip to New York, that wish is on its way to becoming a reality. However, to visit this monument you will need to get tickets for the Statue of Liberty :::: several months in advance because they sell out quickly.

Now,how much budget do you need to visit the Statue of Liberty? Can you use a tourist card to see it? What is the price of guided tours? We discover the prices of tickets to the Statue of Liberty!

How much do tickets to the Statue of Liberty cost?

The Crown of the Statue of Liberty| ©Jeff Burak
The Crown of the Statue of Liberty| ©Jeff Burak

The Statue of Liberty is an icon in the United States and one of the most popular tourist attractions in New York. From 20 € you can find individual tickets to visit it (in this case you will have to pay for the ferry on your own). Here are some options of tours and cruises to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island that do not include the entrance as such to the statue but are of great interest:

Regarding admission to the Statue, depending on factors such as which areas of the Statue of Liberty you would like to visit (you can choose between Statue Pedestal or Crown and Statue Pedestal admission) or whether you would like to go there on your own or with a guided tour, the price may vary:

Tickets that include a visit to the Statue's pedestal and the Statue's Crown have different prices (from about 20 € for the pedestal and from about 23 € for the Crown). However, the outlay is worth it because you will have the opportunity to see the monument inside, something unique that not many people are lucky enough to know, since few tickets are put on sale and the demand is very high. If you get them it will be one of the coolest souvenirs of your trip!

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Visit the Statue of Liberty on a guided tour

The ferry to the Statue of Liberty| ©Hellotickets
The ferry to the Statue of Liberty| ©Hellotickets

For example, in Hellotickets you can join from 60 ¤ to one of the guided tours to the Statue of Liberty that include the service of a guide, the ferry to Liberty Island, the trip to Ellis Island and tickets to the Immigration Museum and the Liberty Museum.

Taking a guided tour to the Statue of Liberty is a possibility that I advise you to consider if this monument is among the must-see of your trip to New York, as you will get more out of this experience. With the help of a tour guide you will learn in detail the history and the best anecdotes, and you will enjoy the educational and fun side of this excursion. Going with an audio guide who only recites facts is boring, but the guides know how to make the experience something close, enjoyable and unforgettable.

In addition, with a guided tour of the Statue of Liberty you will not have to worry about the organization of the visit, nor the transportation or queues at the ticket office. Since the tour is already planned in advance, you will be able to dedicate your time to other more fun things.

What is included in the Statue of Liberty guided tour?

  • NYC Statue of Liberty Express Cruise
  • From 29
  • 50 minutes
  • Round trip cruise to the Statue of Liberty
  • Tour guide
  • With guide
  • Book now
  • NYC Manhattan Circle Line Cruise around Statue of Liberty by day
  • From $36
  • 1 hour
  • Circle Line daytime cruise to the Statue of Liberty
  • Tour guide
  • With guide
  • Book now
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
  • From 34
  • Free
  • Water ferry to Liberty Island and Ellis Island
  • Statue of Liberty Museum entrance fee
  • Audio guide
  • Book now
  • NYC Manhattan Circle Line Cruise around Statue of Liberty by night
  • From 55
  • 2 hours
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Live narration by a guide
  • With guide
  • Book now
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour with Ferry
  • From $55
  • Free
  • Roundtrip ferry ticket to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Entrance fees to the Liberty Island Museum and the Immigration Museum
  • Optional
  • Book now
  • Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and 9/11 Memorial Tour
  • From 76
  • Free
  • Ferry to Liberty Island and Ellis Island
  • Walking tour of Ground Zero, 9/11 memorial tour
  • With guide
  • Book now
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Early Morning Tour
  • From 60
  • 4 hours
  • Ferry to Liberty Island and Ellis Island
  • Entrance to the Immigration Museum
  • With guide
  • Book now
  • Ellis Island Private Tour with Statue of Liberty Access
  • From 76
  • 4 hours
  • Roundtrip ferry ticket to Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Admission to the new Liberty Museum and the Immigration Museum
  • With private guide
  • Book now

Statue of Liberty ticket prices at the Statue of Liberty box office

Sunset on the ferry to the Statue of Liberty| ©Hellotickets
Sunset on the ferry to the Statue of Liberty| ©Hellotickets

If you are not a fan of guided tours and when it comes to sightseeing you prefer to go on your own, you will still need to get tickets to visit the Statue of Liberty, either at the ticket office in Battery Park or Liberty State Park or online from 34 €.

Breakdown of box office prices for general admission tickets

  • Adults from 34 €.
  • Seniors (over 62 years old) from 16 €.
  • Children (4-12 years) from 23 €.
  • Children under 4 years old: Free

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most visited monuments in New York and tickets for sale are limited (especially for the Pedestal and the Crown) so they sell out quickly.

My advice is to buy them well in advance and do it online, as the ticket offices are usually crowded with people waiting in line.

If you are not prepared to get up early and show up at the ticket office early to try to get tickets for the same day, it is not worth standing there for so long because you will most likely leave empty-handed. It is more practical to do it from your computer in the comfort of your home.

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Can you get into the Statue of Liberty for free? Are there reduced rates to save on your visit?

Aerial view of the Statue of Liberty| ©Patrick T Klindt
Aerial view of the Statue of Liberty| ©Patrick T Klindt

Only children under 4 years old can visit the Statue of Liberty for free. All other visitors must purchase tickets for the Statue of Liberty, although there are reduced rates for certain age groups such as adults over 62**(from 16 ¤**) or children from 4 to 12 years old**(from 23 ¤**) for the "General Admission" ticket.

With the reduced rates available to visit the Statue of Liberty you will be able to save a little bit on your budget and spend that money on other activities or visits in New York with your family during your stay, something that always comes in handy!

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Can I get into the Statue of Liberty with the New York Pass or other New York City sightseeing cards?

New York Pass Tourist Card| ©Viaggio Routard
New York Pass Tourist Card| ©Viaggio Routard

It is possible to see the Statue of Liberty in the distance from the Staten Island Ferry for free, but if you want to disembark at Liberty Island to see it up close, you need to buy a ticket or have one of the New York tourist cards that include this attraction.

With most tourist passes the General Admission to the Statue of Liberty is included, that is, the general or basic ticket that only gives access to the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and the Immigration Museum. However, with the New York tourist cards you can't go to either the Crown or the Pedestal of the Statue of Liberty unfortunately.

In case you want to see the monument from the inside you will have to book separately the full ticket on Statue Cruises, since you can not use the tourist pass to see the Statue of Liberty and pay a supplement to access the Pedestal or the Crown at the ticket booths of Battery Park or Liberty State Park.

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How do I use the Statue of Liberty sightseeing pass?

It's easy! You don't need to book a time to visit the Statue of Liberty using one of these city tourist passes, but you will need to go to the Castle Clinton ticket office in Battery Park (there is a quick line there specifically to present it) and exchange it for a ticket to ride the ferry and go on the tour. This step is essential, because if you skip it and do not exchange the tourist card you will not be allowed to board the ferry.

Which tourist cards include the Statue of Liberty?

  • New York Pass
  • From 100 ¤.
  • Admission to the Statue of Liberty
  • Access to over 100 attractions
  • Book by days
  • Book now
  • New York CityPass
  • Starting at 116 €
  • Statue of Liberty admission
  • Access to 6 tourist attractions
  • To be used in up to 9 days
  • Book now
  • New York Sightseeing Pass
  • From $122
  • Statue of Liberty entrance
  • Access to 100 attractions
  • Book by day
  • Book now